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Rockies Today

March 20 · Issue #95 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Jobless claims skyrocket
We’re tracking the surge in Colorado unemployment claims amid the coronavirus crisis We’re tracking the surge in Colorado unemployment claims amid the coronavirus crisis
Utah sees unemployment claims rise 29.5% in one week due to coronavirus, and worst likely still to come
As coronavirus grips Montana economy, 6,000 workers file for unemployment in three days
Up to three-hour wait times as Wyoming workers call for unemployment benefits
Idaho restaurant, bar owners want Gov. Little to shut industry, pay emergency unemployment
Arapahoe Basin laying off 430 seasonal employees after ski area closures extended
Part-time Utah ski resort employees are scrambling, some left homeless by closures
Coronavirus shutdowns hit hourly workers the hardest
A torrent of job losses threatens to overwhelm the U.S. economy
Emergency aid for tribes languishes
Emergency coronavirus funds for American Indian health stalled Emergency coronavirus funds for American Indian health stalled
Meanwhile…
‘Timing is critical’: Native Americans warn virus may overwhelm underfunded health services
The National Congress of American Indians calls for more attention to COVID-19 impacts to Indian Country
How the coronavirus threatens Native American communities
Homeless. Vulnerable. And no option for 'self isolation'
NPS woos visitors. Why?
Parks as COVID reprieve? The public's getting mixed messages. Parks as COVID reprieve? The public's getting mixed messages.
Interior pushes parks as COVID-19 getaway
NPS faces growing criticism in bid to woo visitors
The oil emergency
With oil at record low, Canada is first price-war casualty With oil at record low, Canada is first price-war casualty
The other emergency is crashing oil prices
Alberta downgraded by credit rating agency
Ottawa prepares multibillion-dollar bailout of oil and gas sector
Coronavirus oil crash: What it means for Wyoming
Coronavirus hits Montana oil industry
U.S. oil, gas distressed debt has doubled to highest level ever—S&P
U.S. oil workers paying the price in Saudi-Russian oil war
More energy news:
Is 'energy dominance' dead?
Wyoming coal mine will lay off 60 workers
Jordan Cove approval called a win for Colorado's natural gas
Idaho's largest wind farm planned near Shoshone
Coronavirus could cut a third of U.S. wind jobs—report
Run on guns
Firearm and ammunition sales spike in Durango Firearm and ammunition sales spike in Durango
Coronavirus led people to hoard toilet paper. Here’s what it’s done to gun, ammo sales
What else we're reading today
ICE has repeatedly failed to contain contagious diseases, our analysis shows. It’s a danger to the public.
A Telluride couple is paying for their entire county’s coronavirus tests. They hope the results will stop the disease everywhere.
Some Idahoans have to wait 10 days for coronavirus test results. Here’s why.
Limited testing in Wyoming likely means there are more coronavirus patients than identified, providers say
Two who couldn’t get COVID-19 test: a study in rationing
Colorado governor opens special health insurance enrollment period
Coronavirus threatens Montana's already struggling cattle market
A chunk of Yellowstone the size of Chicago has been 'pulsing.' Why?
What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments?
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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